CAUSEBOX Subscription Box Review – Winter 2015
CAUSEBOX by Sevenly is a quarterly subscription box that features brands and items dedicated to doing good all over the world. Many featured brands donate a portion of proceeds to charities and/or may employ local artisans, use ethically-sourced goods, etc. They also donate $7 per box sold to charity.
The Subscription Box: CAUSEBOX by Sevenly
The Cost: $54.95 on a quarterly basis, or $49.95 per box with an annual subscription
The Products: At least $150 worth of products for women from Sevenly’s favorite socially-conscious brands.
Ships to: US
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The box came with this full-color foldout card featuring more information about the items and brands included in the box.
SoloHope Estrella Basket – Value $32
I couldn’t find the exact same color on the SoloHope site, but the size sounds right for the one I linked to above. SoloHope is a nonprofit company based in Georgia, but the products are handcrafted by artisans in Honduras, who use the proceeds to help provide for their families.
Here’s a side view.
This isn’t a holiday scent but it is a little wintry (the description on the Bridgewater site says “passionate fruits,” “sparkling tea,” and “classic patchouli”). I guess I can see where they get that. At any rate, this is a really good candle. My kitchen was kind of smelly (I may or may not have had 15 dog food cans full of water soaking on the counter because I was lazy and didn’t rinse them out…) and I lit this. I could even smell it upstairs! Every candle purchase provides three meals to children in international orphanages.
Landmine Design Seven Bead Necklace – Value $34 (?)
This is an exclusive for CAUSEBOX so I had to guess at the value based on similar pieces in their shop. The photo on the left is the artisan who made the necklace. These necklaces are made in a village in Cambodia that has the largest concentration of landmines anywhere in the world. Giving jobs to the women who make the necklaces helps them escape the dangers of human trafficking.
The Root Collective Passport Holder – Value $30 (?)
This is another CAUSEBOX exclusive so the price is a total guess. I don’t actually have a valid passport (mine expired years ago) but this would make a great gift for someone about to go on an international trip. It also came with a $45 promo code for a pair of Root Collective shoes. Unless you happen to have very small feet (there are some size 5s in their sale section), you will have to pay something out of pocket, so I didn’t include the value of the coupon. Root Collective shoes are made from handwoven Guatemalan fabric.
One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum (4 oz) – Value $39
I didn’t know body serum was a thing – it may be one of the only beauty products I don’t have 20 of. This has a definite floral scent. It took a bit of time to absorb into my skin and one of my cats really wanted to lick it off my arms. One Love Organics is manufactured in Georgia in an ECOCERT licensed facility (one of only 10 in the US).
Alter Eco Dark Almond Organic Chocolate Bar – Value $3.99
After this month’s Escape Monthly and Yogi Surprise Holiday Bonus Box, this is my 9th chocolate bar in December. So I hope you will understand when I say I haven’t opened this yet! But I’ve had other Alter Eco chocolate bars and know they are good. Alter Eco chocolate is organic and fair trade and their ingredients are sustainably sourced.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $160 for the Winter 2015 CAUSEBOX. This definitely meets the promoted value of the box. Even if some of the values are a little inaccurate (I did have to estimate on a few), you are at least getting your money’s worth, and you know that your purchase is supporting good causes around the world. I thought the box contained a nice collection of food, beauty, lifestyle, and home items, and I will be able to use or gift most everything (I’m even thinking of using the shoe coupon since I am in need of a pair of neutral flats!).
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